Ryan W. Booth, doctoral candidate, history, was chosen from among 220 applicants to receive the Susan Kelly Power and Helen Hornbeck Tanner Fellowship and residency from the Newberry Library in Chicago for his project “Crossed Arrows: The US Indian Scouts, 1866-1947.”
Andra Chastain, assistant professor, history, WSU Vancouver, has been named to receive the WSU Students’ Award for Teaching Excellence.
Sue Peabody, professor, history, WSU Vancouver, presented “The Troubles of Sans Souci: Fates of Smuggled Slaves in Isle Bourbon, 1820-1830″ to the New York French History Group, City University of New York Graduate Center, in New York.
Ryan W. Booth, doctoral candidate, history, authored “Fort Keogh’s Commissary: A Global Market on the Great Plains from 1876 to 1900” in Montana: The Magazine of Western History.
Donna Sinclair, adjunct professor, history, WSU Vancouver, co-authored Black Women in Green: Gloria Brown and the Unmarked Trail to Forest Service Leadership (Oregon State University Press).
William Brecher, associate professor, history, co-edited Defamiliarizing Japan’s Asia-Pacific War (University of Hawaii Press).
Andra Chastain, WSU Vancouver professor, history, authored Chile Underground: The Santiago Metro and the Struggle for a Rational City, now under contract with Yale University Press. She also co-edited Itineraries of Expertise: Science, Technology, and the Environment in Latin America’s Long Cold War to be published in March by University of Pittsburgh Press.
Andra Chastain, assistant professor, history, WSU Vancouver, won the Michael Katz Award for best dissertation in urban history from the Urban History Association, and she won the John Scholes Transport History Research Prize from the International Association for the History of Transport, Traffic, and Mobility.
Sue Peabody, professor, history, WSU Vancouver, saw her multi-prize-winning book, Madeleine’s Children: Family, Freedom, Secrets and Lies in France’s Indian Ocean Colonies published and translated as Les enfants de Madeleine: Famille, liberté, secrets et mensonges dans les colonies françaises de l’océan indien. While on sabbatical, she will attend the opening of the related exhibit she co-curated at the Musée historique de Villèle on Réunion island.
Sue Peabody, professor, history, WSU Vancouver, was selected for an eight-week residency in Cassis, France, as a fellow at the Camargo Foundation to work on her creative nonfiction project, The Failure of the Succès: Anatomy of a Slave Smuggling Voyage. She will later travel to Paris and London for archival research and to Réunion Island for an exhibit opening at the Musée historique de Villèle dedicated to the subject of her previous book, Madeleine’s Children: Family, Freedom, Secrets, and Lies in France’s Indian Ocean Colonies (Oxford University Press, 2017), coinciding with the book’s release in French.